Stories of Hope

Inspirational stories open up pathways for connection, hope, love and second chances. These stories feature individuals in our community who have been impacted by donation and transplantation, and who have been highlighted in our annual LifeCenter Calendar, bring to life the ways in which people support each other, especially through challenging times and turn their stories into hope.
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  • Donation Champions
  • Donor Families
  • Living Donors
  • Organ Recipients
  • Tissue and Cornea Recipients
  • Waiting
Donation Champions

#SupportOPOs: What Does It Mean?

The federal government is considering adopting several changes to the organ donation system that could impact the work LifeCenter does. What does it all mean? …

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Living Donors

Living Donation in the Black Community: One Man’s Story

I was 27 years old when I decided to donate a kidney to my dad back in 2010. Originally, my uncle was going to donate …

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Donation Champions

Employee Spotlight: Ethan Fuqua

My job as a Donation Recovery Specialist at LifeCenter is to assist surgeons in the recovery of organs for transplant. I help prepare and store …

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Organ Recipients

Update: Reese Brady Ryan

Reese Brady Ryan was featured in LifeCenter’s 2018 calendar as a heart recipient and her mother Laurie shares an update on how she’s doing: . …

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Organ Recipients

I Needed A Second Transplant: Tim Hanner’s Story

I was forewarned that my disease may return and attack my new kidney, so although I was very disappointed to need a second transplant, I …

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Donation Champions

Employee Spotlight: Erica Randall

In 2006, my cousin and best friend, Jason Beck, became an organ and tissue donor at the age of 23. It was a completely devastating …

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